Hundreds of orthodox Muslims and sympathizers in the Upper East regional capital, Bolgatanga converged on NAFAC grounds to offer prayers to Allah for a successful fasting season.
Other Muslim sects including Ahmadis, Tijanias and Alhasuna-Wal Jamal in the Upper East region, also took turns to climax the period at separate venues.
It is believed that on this day, Muslims are imbued with virtues exhibited by the Holy Prophet Mohammed on his days on earth.
These are embedded in the tenets of honesty, dedication to work and serve, purity of heart as well as commitment to the needs of the poor and the disadvantaged.
Addressing the congregation, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Frank Fuseini Adongo, called on Muslims in the region to give Zakat fitr to the less privileged in society.
He reiterated government’s commitment in improving the lives of people who live in Zongo communities in the country.
He said the Zongo development fund initiated by government is one of the flagship programmes devoted to addressing inequalities that characterize Zongo communities.
Mr. Adongo described the month of Ramadan as a tool to fight the forces of satan.
Reporting from Bolgatanga, GBC’s regional Correspondent, Samuel Ayammah said the Upper East Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Yusiff Adams, who led the prayers, reminded all Muslims to adhere strictly to the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed and be inspired with the spirit of unity and social belonging to be able to resist all temptations.
He however, implored Muslim youth to refrain from all negative tendencies to change the long held perception that Zongo youth arte noted for.
All present were other religious faith in the region to share in the joy of their Muslim brothers and sisters.